Posts tagged "Paula Fasseas"

PAWS Chicago: Fur Ball 2014 a record-breaker for homeless pets

PAWS Chicago founder Paula Fasseas and Billy Corgan.
PAWS Chicago, the city’s largest No Kill animal shelter, hosted its 13th Annual Fur Ball at The Drake Hotel on November 14.  This event is one of my favorites, not only because it supports this great organization, but because it’s the largest event in town that welcomes pets!  So, not only do you see elegantly... Read more »

PAWS Chicago shares the love at Pride Parade 2014

PAWS founder Paula Fasseas, entertainer Miss Lucy Foozie, and longtime board member/event co-chair Bonnie Krueger Spurlock.
PAWS Chicago, for the fourth year in a row, came out strong this past Sunday at Chicago’s annual Pride Parade. Over one hundred volunteers, employees, Development Board members (including Founder Paula Fasseas and  President Alexis Fasseas) joined hands to say thank you to Chicago’s LGBTQ community. The weather couldn’t have been nicer and the crowd... Read more »

Puppy Love at PAWS Chicago's Animal Magnetism Party

Kat Olewinski and Molly.
Nearly 400 animal lovers and their canine companions came together to celebrate PAWS Chicago’s 8th annual Animal Magnetism event held recently at Galleria Marchetti.  Governor Pat Quinn, a noted animal lover, was guest of honor at the fundraiser and received an award for his leadership in animal welfare through his advocacy and legislative reform. This... Read more »
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What did Smashing Pumpkin's Billy Corgan do at PAWS Chicago Fur Ball that raised $90K?

Billy Corgan poses with the winning bidders and honorary chairman Bonnie Spurlock (R)
Rocker Billy Corgan made the 11th annual PAWS Chicago Fur Ball one that its sell-out crowd won’t soon forget!  He thrilled the attendees, first by BEING there, and secondly, by offering the top live auction prizes of the night! His initial donation was a private acoustic performance for four at his 1930′s style Chinese tea... Read more »

PAWS Chicago's Howl-O-Ween Party: Tricks and Treats for the Whole Family!

PAWS Chicago's Howl-O-Ween Party: Tricks and Treats for the Whole Family!
Don’t miss this new fall event benefitting PAWS Chicago!  PAWS at the Park Hyatt Costume Party, “Howl-O-Ween” will be coming to the Grand Salon of the Park Hyatt on Sunday, October 28th, from 2-5 pm.  You and your family are invited to join in this spooky, fun-filled event featuring a Costume Contest at 3 pm... Read more »

Where to Go and What to Do in Chicago: My TOP 40 Picks (Culture, Food, Fashion, Kids, Pets and More!)

If you wanted to attend two events a day in Chicago, you certainly could!  I have never seen a busier summer with lots of fun fall things coming our way, too!  So have your calendar handy and let’s get ready to party! 1) First up, this Saturday, August 18th, Dance for Life at the Hilton,... Read more »
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PAWS-itively Delightful: PAWS Chicago Hosts 10th Annual Beach Party

Founder Paula Fasseas, board members Judy Tullman and Bonnie Krueger Spurlock
The night was PAWS-atively sensational at the 10th annual PAWS Chicago Beach party held at North Avenue Beach’s Castaways Boathouse on Thursday night, July 19th.  With more than 400 guest and 100 dogs in attendance, this event raised $215,000 for the city’s largest no-kill humane society.  Every partygoer received a colorful lei upon arrival at... Read more »

PAWS Fur Ball: Growing by Leaps & Bounds!

Judy and Howard Tullman's "Little Mailman"  Yoodle Doodle
This year, the PAWS Fur Ball broke all records raising over $750,000 with 650 guests and 200 pets attending this pet friendly party at the Drake Hotel!  Board member, Judith Blazer donated $1 million the week before making this event the most successful in its ten year history. Outside the Gold Coast Room, costumed pets... Read more »

The Service Club of Chicago Goes Hollywood (PICS!)

For the 121st anniversary of the Service Club of Chicago, co-chairs Toni Canada, Laurie Davis and Dusty (Yolanda) Stemer enlisted the aid of top event designer, Tom Kehoe, to make their Gala dreams come alive!  The theme, “An Evening of Glamour at Club El Morocco,” got Tom and his team’s creative juices flowing as they... Read more »
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Meet the Ladies! TCW Magazine's "100 Women Making a Difference" Party

TCW Magazine‘s latest issue features “100 Women Making a Difference.”   This idea was begun in 1988 and ran annually for 14 years.  The criteria used in the selection process was that the women were making an impact on their profession, the community or in the volunteer sector.  Publisher Sherren Leigh said, “Narrowing the selection... Read more »